Sheep, Goats and Small Camelids Working Group

The Working Group was endorsed at the 40th ICAR Biennial Session held in Puerto Varas and it is the result of the merging of three previous Working Groups (Performance Recording of Dairy Sheep WG + Goat Performance Recording WG + Animal Fibre WG).

This page shows introductory information about the Sheep, Goats and Small Camelids Working Group, the composition of the Working Group and documents related to the carried out activities.




  • Jean-Michel Astruc – French Livestock Institute – France
  • Marco Antonini – ENEA – Italy
  • Zdravko Barac – Croatian Agricultural Agency – Croatia
  • Daniel Brown – AGBU – Australia
  • Antonello Carta – AGRIS Sardegna – Italy
  • Joanne Conington – SRUC – UK
  • Silverio Grande – AIA – Italy
  • Valerie Loywyck – French Livestock Institute – France
  • Sharon McIntyre – Beef and Lamb Genetics – New Zealand
  • Pera Herold – University of Hohenheim – Germany
  • Juan Manuel Serradilla – University of Cordoba – Spain
  • Mojca Simčič – University of Ljubljana – Slovenia
  • Alessia Tondo – AIA – Italy
  • Eva Ugarte – NEIKER – Spain
  • Eamon Wall – Sheep Ireland – Ireland


Guidelines and survey

The SGC-WG has created three Expert Advisory Groups (EAG) to provide specialist and expert advice on topics of relevance to achieving the objectives of the Group:

  • EAG on sheep and goat milk recording
  • EAG on sheep, goat and small camelid fiber recording
  • EAG on sheep and goat meat, reproduction and maternal traits recording

The SGC-WG maintains, updates, promotes and extends the following section of the guidelines:

The SGC-WG is currently working on establishing a section of the guidelines on meat, reproduction and maternal traits recording

Also, the SGC-WG conducts and reports the results of the international survey on sheep and goats performance recording


Documents releted to the Working Group

For this Working Group, the following documents are available:


Documents produced during the ICAR Conferences

Auckland 2018

Edinburgh 2017

Puerto Varas 2016 (Chile)

  • Meeting of the WG in Puerto Varas on 25th October 2016 (MinutesSlides)

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